About Bridges


Bridges is a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to empower new research communities, bring desktop convenience to supercomputing, expand campus access and help researchers needing to tackle vast data to work more intuitively. Bridges consists of three tiered, memory-intensive resources to serve a wide variety of scientists, including those new to supercomputing and without specialized programming skills.

Funded by a $9.65-million NSF grant, Bridges offers new computational capabilities to researchers working in diverse, data-intensive fields such as genomics, the social sciences and the humanities. The system was architected by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and features advanced technology from Intel® and NVIDIA®, including the first-ever installation of Intel® Omni-Path Architecture. 


Bridges and Bridges-AI Helping COVID-19 Research

Bridges and Bridges-AI offer exceptional capabilities for critical areas of research. Specific, unique strengths include AI, genomics, and collaborative workflows.

Read more about Bridges' capabilities for COVID-19 research.